You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase

Theatre 167 presents:
You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase
a collaboratively created play by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les Hunter, Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter, and Stefanie Zadravec.
Conceived & Directed by Ari Laura Kreith

A young woman arriving in New York from Ecuador accidentally switches suitcases with a mysterious stranger. Her quest to recover this missing suitcase leads her to encounter lovers, dreamers, fighters, a magical cell phone, books that come to life, and the best guitar player in the world. 

Created by seven authors and combining magic realism with urban grit, You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase melds multiple styles into one voice. Inspired by stories gathered on the streets of the world’s most diverse neighborhood. 

Mariana Cardenas*, Tori Ernst, Nathaniel Gotbaum, Nic Grelli*, John D. Haggerty*, Kevis Hillocks, Michael Markham*, Pooya Mohseni, Elodie Morss, Mauricio Pita, Derick James Sherrier Jr.  (*performing courtesy AEA)


Fridays at 7
Saturdays at 8
Sundays at 3 & 7
(no performance 4/22)

Tickets $18/$16 for students and seniors.

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Praise for You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase:
“Wonderful theatre… full of humor, heart, and imagination… with highly inventive writing.” —NYTheatre
“Completely local, totally meta, quietly groundbreaking” —Create Culture
“An irreverent imaginative collage of contemporary folk tales and bumpy real life”—Brooklyn Rail
“Not to be missed”—OnVerge
“A work of constantly shifting light, always moving, transforming, reinventing itself.”—Hard Sparks blog
A Time Out NY “good odds pick”

Running time: 80 minutes

Rating: Appropriate for all ages; children welcome

Recommended for ages 4-104

About Theater 167

Born in a neighborhood where 167 languages are spoken, Theatre 167 creates, cultivates, and supports new work by artists of wide-ranging backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs. Theatre 167 experiments with form and process to create theatrical productions that celebrate a multiplicity of voices, we develop and produce new work that explores our essential humanity and builds bridges between and among our diverse communities. In 2015, Theatre 167 received the NY Innovative Theatre Foundation’s Caffe Cino Award for consistently producing outstanding work